Barack Obama Donates $5000 to His Own Campaign … “He’s not just talking the talk, he’s walking the walk”, That’s Why he Donated … Good Grief!
As reported at The Politico, President Barack Obama donated $5000 to his favorite charity, himself. Is Obama that hard up for cash? Things must be a bit tougher than expected for Obama in 2012 in the money beg. Obama certainly is not at a loss when it comes to fundraiser and mucking it up with the Hollywood elite. However, could it be that the “Hope & Change” is gone and he is not getting all those small donations like The One did the first time around? God only knows Obama’s donate to me in lieu of getting wedding gifts was a complete and epic failure, much like Obama’s first term in office.
The beggar in Chief …
“We depend on $5, 10, 25 donations. We don’t get some massive checks
like the other side does.“
[editors note: I guess Obama does not consider $40K a plate Hollywood/NY City elite fundraisers big checks.]
President Obama has given $5,000 to his own reelection campaign, an official confirms to POLITICO.
In an email to supporters this morning, Obama said that he had given to his own reelection campaign for the first time as a symbolic gesture.
“On its own, what I gave won’t be enough to surmount the unprecedented fundraising we’ve seen on the other side, both from our opponent’s campaign and from the outside groups and special interests supporting him,” Obama wrote. “But we have always believed that there’s nothing we can’t do when we all pitch in. That includes me.”
Move Over Magnificant 7, Make Room for the FAB FIVE … US Woman Gymnasts Win Team Gold at London Olympics
The 16 year drought is over … The United States FAB FIVE wins gold in the Woman’s gymnastic team final.
It has been since 1996 and the Atlanta Olympic Games since the US Woman’s gymnastic team took home the gold in the tam competition. That was then, this is now. These girls were barely born the last time the US women won the team gold. Tonight, the Fab 5 became the real dream team, realizing their Olympic dreams. The FAB FIVE, Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, Kyla Ross, and McKayla Maroney dominated and crushed the competition today. They left no doubt who the best team in the world was and in the end it was not even close. The US decisively beat Russia by an astound 5 points, 183.596 to 178.530.
“I am saying that this team is the best,” U.S. team director Martha Karolyi said. “Only because that  team competed in the United States.”
The Americans coasted to the victory, needing only solid performances on the final rotation, the floor exercise. After Aly Raisman landed her final pass – good enough for a 15.300 – the Americans exploded, jumping, cheering, and hugging each other through tears.
“It’s awesome,” Douglas said. “I’m so proud of these girls. To come out on top feels amazing.”
Russia, China, and the other contenders eventually fell apart, with mistakes and poor performances. The Russians were left in tears but finished with silver. Romania won bronze.
The US girls were nearly flawless as they kept the pressure on the other teams from start to finish. The US, who were paired with Russia throughout the team final, took an early lead with Maroney’s score of 16.233 on the vault. With no due respect to the judges who appear to have been extras from the move ‘Sick It’, Maroney’s vault was so perfect it should ave been a Nadia Comaneci 10 or 16.5. The and sealed the deal on the floor exercise. By the competitions end, the Russians were left in tears.
By the time Raisman took to the floor, where she won bronze at the last world championships, as the final performer of the evening, all the Russian gymnasts were in tears as they watched.
A confident routine delivered, Raisman joined her team mates and the five stood holding hands and gazing up at the giant results screen.
A score of 15.300 flashed up to confirm the magnitude of their win and American fans in the arena erupted into cheers.
“It’s an incredible feeling; just in this moment you realize every single effort and every single sacrifice and so-called suffering through the years with the ups and downs it was worth it,” U.S. team co-ordinator Marta Karolyi told reporters.
The first shoe has dropped in the Republicans investigation into the ‘Fast and Furious’ scandal. The GOP report names five ATF officials for the disastrous gun walking program that oversaw the sale of nearly 2,000 guns to buyers for Mexican drug cartels and contributed to the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Up next will be the House commencing legal action against Attorney General Eric Holder to enforce the Contempt of Congress charges. Also, a second of the three reports that is expected to look at the alleged breakdown in management within Department of Justice headquarters with a special focus on the deputy attorney general’s office and the DOJ’s criminal division.
Republican investigators pinned the failures of “Operation Fast and Furious” on five officials in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in a scathing joint congressional draft report issued Monday evening.
The 211-page draft report, obtained by The Hill, called on the Obama administration and the Senate to bolster the leadership of the ATF — which has been without a permanent director for six years — in order to move beyond the failed gun-tracking operation that led House Republicans to place Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress last month.
Specifically, the report pins blame on former Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Division William Newell, former Deputy Assistant Director for Field Operations William McMahon, former Assistant Director for Field Operations Mark Chait, the former Deputy Director William Hoover, and former acting ATF director Kenneth Melson.
When will Eric Holder step down before or after the 2012 elections?
6 Year Old Chinese Swimmer Ye Shiwen Swam a Faster 50 Meters than Ryan Lochte … A London Summer Olympic Doping Scandal in the Making
You’ve come a long way baby, but not that far as many skeptics question the 16 year old Chinese swimmers eye opening time and not believable.
16 year old Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen obliterated the competition on Saturday at the London Summer Olympic games as she swam the 400 meter individual medley in a world-record time. But was it too good to be true? The swim was described as “unbelievable” and “disturbing”. Not only did she take more than a second off the world’s record, she actually swam the final 100m of freestyle, in which she recorded a split time of 58.68sec, that aroused Leonard’s suspicion. Ye Shiwen also swam the last 50m she was quicker than the American Ryan Lochte who participated in the men’s 400m IM. Really, c,mon man. Who really believes that is possible?
China has become embroiled in the first doping controversy of the London Games after one of the world’s most respected coaches described the swimming prodigy Ye Shiwen’s gold medal performance as “unbelievable” and “disturbing”.
The American John Leonard, executive director of the World Swimming Coaches Association, said the 16-year-old’s performance was “suspicious” and said it brought back “a lot of awful memories” of the Irish swimmer Michelle Smith’s race in the same event at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. Smith, now Michelle de Bruin, was banned for four years in 1998 after testing positive for an anabolic steroid.
Ye stunned world swimming on Saturday by winning gold in the 400m individual medley in a world-record time. It was her final 100m of freestyle, in which she recorded a split time of 58.68sec, that aroused Leonard’s suspicion. Over the last 50m she was quicker than the American Ryan Lochte, who won the men’s 400m individual medley in the second-fastest time in history .
Drew Peterson Murder Trail of Third Wife Kathleen Savio Begins Today in Joliet, Illinois … Opening Arguments
It’s finally here … will there be Justice for Kathleen Savio?
In 2004 Drew Peterson’s third wife Kathleen Savio was found dead in a bath tub, the death was ruled as an accidental death. It was not until the disappearance and presumed death of Drew Peterson’s fourth wife Stacy Peterson. That opened up speculation into to how Savio might have died. Her body was exhumed and it was determined that her death was actually a drowning by homicide. Drew Peterson was then arrested and charged in the murder of Kathleen Savio.
Finally, three years after he was arrested and eight years after Kathleen Savio was found dead, the murder trial begins today for Drew Peterson, the former Bolingbrook, IL police officer. Peterson’s defense attorney Joel Brodsky has stated he planned to use his opening statement to “tell the story of Drew Peterson from beginning to end … and show the state’s theory is implausible at best.” One has to wonder how the media attention starved Drew Peterson will act in court in front of the jurors and whether it will make him sympathetic or a pariah. The defense is expected to argue that Savio’s death was an accident and that there is no physical evidence placing Peterson at the scene of her death.
JUSTICE FOR KATHLEEN SAVIO
Eight and a half years after his third wife was found dead in a bathtub, the murder trial of former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson is set to begin in earnest with opening statements Tuesday.
The 58-year-old Peterson is accused in the 2004 death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in a trial that has been postponed for two years. He also remains under investigation in the October 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson.
A jury of seven men and five women, chosen over two days last week, will weigh Drew Peterson’s fate during a trial in Joliet, Illinois, that is expected to last about a month, according to his lawyer Joel Brodsky.
Though the trial officially began last week with the selection of a seven-man, five-woman jury, Will County Judge Edward Burmila reserved opening statements for this week. Prosecutors and defense attorneys are preparing to explain for the first time to Peterson’s jurors what they should expect to hear during the highly anticipated case.
Opening statements are expected to begin Tuesday morning after Burmila and the attorneys first address two last-minute motions by Peterson’s defense team. The contents of the motions were sealed.
Daily Commentary – Tuesday, July 31, 2012 – CNN Apologizes For Stupid Lead in Song for Sarah Palin Interview
- CNN apologizes for playing Stupid Girls song just prior to interview with Sarah Palin. Instead of stupid girls should be stupid network!
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Betting on the future of saving America …
Is Wall Street betting on a Mitt Romney victory in November as for the reason for the recent three day market rally? An analyst concludes that the rally was due to the markets placing their bets on a Romney victory. One can only hope for this change in the 2012 Presidential election as nothing Obama has done could cause any positive movement in the markets. The consistent poor jobs numbers, lack of GDP growth and continual lack of stability in the economic environment as to taxes, all lead to Wall Street wanting nothing to do with another Obama 4 years.
With just 100 days left until the U.S. presidential election, investors are beginning to make bigger bets on which candidate will carry the day.
One analysis concludes that last week’s sharp three-day market surge can only mean that Wall Street is banking on a victory from Republican Mitt Romney.
That’s the logical interpretation one can draw from a rally amid conditions that otherwise would demand a sell-off, Morgan Stanley chief U.S. equity strategist Adam S. Parker said in an analysis that asserts there is no other reason now to like stocks than a Romney win.
It is hard to imagine that an incumbent president with such a poor economic record could be reelected. As reported at The Other McCain, the polls are trending toward Mitt Romney as much as the Obama cheerleading MSM wants to deny. At some point Americans are going to take a serious look at their choices and their current predicament and future prospects. When that occurs, the bottom will fall out of Obama’s polling numbers. Look for another two months of poor economic data and Obama only talking about taxing the rich for this to come to fruition.
Barack Obama Canceled Operation to Kill Osama 3 Different Times at Adviser Valerie Jarrett’s Urging, Then Waited 16 Hrs to Make Call
This gives ‘Leading from Behind’ a new meaning … Does Obama and the MSM really want to get into a “WIMP” debate? When a Commander in Chief fails to pull the trigger in three separate occasions and takes military advise from a political adviser, one might not have the right to be called “Commander”.
Thisguy wussed out three times and had the audacity to spike the football after OBL’s death?
“President Obama’s greatest success was actually his greatest failure,” Leading From Behind,“ he said, traces the arc of six key Obama administration decisions, and shows how the president made them — and, often, failed to make them. (Miniter told The Daily Caller Friday.)
Barack Obama and his spin minions tried to make the killing of Osama Bin Laden as the crown jewel of Obama’s war on terror. Oh sorry, overseas contingency operation. It was supposed to make Obama look tough; however, from Richard Minter’s book, ‘Leading from Behind’ we learn an interesting factoid regarding the war-hawk Barack Obama. It would appear that Obama canceled the operation to kill Bin Laden on three separate occasions, before finally approving the May 2, 2011 Navy SEAL mission. Then he waited 16 hours to finally pull the trigger, if you will.
At the urging of Valerie Jarrett, President Barack Obama canceled the operation to kill Osama bin Laden on three separate occasions before finally approving the May 2, 2011 Navy SEAL mission, according to an explosive new book scheduled for release August 21. The Daily Caller has seen a portion of the chapter in which the stunning revelation appears.
Barack Obama … Pandering and the Paying for Votes, From Obamacare to Welfare to Taxes … the Redistribution of Wealth for Votes
The Panderer in Chief, Obama’s War of Dependence …
President Barack Obama stated that if his $787 billion stimulus was passed unemployment would be kept below 8%. We all know that did not happen as the United States has experienced 41+ months of unemployment over 8%. What of the tax payers hard earned money that was allocated to failed “green” energy companies that were Obama backers? What about Obamacare that as it turns out will increase the cost of healthcare and not insure the very people that Obama intended it to. Instead, many companies will most likely take the $2000 penalty and push the employees off on the government plan and in turn creating a further dependent America. What about the fact that more people applied for disability rather than jobs created in the last couple of months? Obama has even gone so far to gut welfare reform, a bi-partisan law passed during the Clinton Administration. Why, to pander to the lazy for votes and make Americans even more generationallly dependent.
Courtesy: Vanderbilt ’12
The way that ole Obama is throwin’ around We the People’s
hard earned money to chum up votes and add great numbers
to the dependency dole, we should at least sit up and take note.
If he is rehired for another four years, we may not be able to
borrow enough from China and our great grandchildren in order
to pay for his extensive Regime, let alone take care
of America’s actual pressing issues.
So why is Barack Obama doing nothing for the economy? Why are his policies directly going against the tenants of American capitalism? Why did he block the XL Keystone pipeline that would have created 1000′s of jobs and now Democrats backpedal as China readies $15.1 billion Canadian oil deal. Thanks Barack. Instead we have a President who would rather fund raise and golf, rather than attend his own Jobs panel. Is it any wonder that Americans now blame Obama for the bad economy and not GWB.
Instead of a President who emboldened Americans to remain “exceptional”, we are presented with a President who is all about class warfare. Barack Obama, the welfare and food stamp President would rather make Americans dependent upon the government than themselves. In the end, this is what his grand master scheme is. Create a class of people that because slaves to the State and in turn buy their votes forever.
AMERICA, WAKE UP … the United States fought a War of Independence, not dependence. Whether that King is across the Atlantic or in Washington, DC … this country was founded on hard work, risk taking and determination, not dependence on government.
Former VP Cheney Said During ABC Interview … Obama worse than Carter, ‘one of our weakest presidents’
As the MSM is fixated on former Vice President Dick Cheney’s comments regarding Sarah Palin and her being the wrong pick in 2008, they seemed to have missed this little nugget of information … Cheney refers to Barack Obama as “one of our weakest presidents”. If the weakness fits, then wear it. Cheney said that Obama was an even weaker President than Jimmy Carter. Ouch! Just as the LEFT was getting all giddy with Cheney’s Sarah Palin comments, they now have retreated to their we hate Cheney mantra as he dare make a disparaging, yet truthful comment regarding President Obama. Just curious, how come Barack Obama does not reference the anti-terror infrastructure and policies he inherited from GWB when it comes to dealing with terrorism?
“I wouldn’t say he’s been soft on terror, but I think he’s made a number of mistakes,” he said. “Bin Laden, fine. A lot of that intelligence that laid the ground work for what ultimately led to the capture of bin Laden was a result of programs we had in place in the Bush administration.” (The Politico)
Former Vice President Dick Cheney, in his first interview since a heart transplant operation in March, blasted President Obama calling him “one of our weakest presidents.”
“Obviously, I’m not a big fan of President Obama,” said Cheney in an excerpt from an interview with ABC News aired Monday on “Good Morning America.” “I think he’s been one of our weakest presidents. I fundamentally disagree with him philosophically, be hard put to find any Democratic president I disagree with more.”
Asked by ABC’s Jonathan Karl if Obama was “worse than Jimmy Carter in your perspective,” Cheney responded “yes.”
I guess this makes Cheney a racist.